About Us

Nolan Richardson Middle School opened its doors August 1998. We have an enrollment of 725 students. 

School Motto:

Nolan Richardson Middle School creates an environment at promotes:

N-urturing through personal and academic growth

R-esponsibility for self and others

M-otivating life-long learning

S-elf respect and self discipline through teamwork of students, parents, staff and community

School colors:

Hunter green, navy blue and white


School mascots:

Samson & Samantha the Jaguars


Our school is named for Coach Nolan Richardson who was born in El Paso, Texas. He played  at Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso), two years under the future Basketball Hall of Famer, Coach Don Haskins.

Coach Richardson began his coaching career at Bowie High School in El Paso. He then moved to Western Texas College, where he won the National Junior College championship in 1980. He was the head coach at Tulsa from 1981 to 1985, leading Tulsa to the NIT championship in 1981. In 1985 Richardson became the head coach at the University of Arkansas, where he gained national recognition by leading the Arkansas Razorbacks to the final Four three times and won the National Championship in 1994. He was named the National coach of the Year in 1994.

From 2005 to 2007, Richardson served as head coach of the Panamanian National Team. In March 2007, he was named as the head coach of the Mexican National Team. In 2009 Coach Richardson assumed the head coaching position for the WNBA Tulsa Shock.

Coach Richardson is the only head coach to win a Junior College National championship, the NIT and the NCAA tournament.